Asiya Wadud hails from Washington, DC and has lived in the Bay Area since 2004. She is interested in the intersection of community planning and new media tools for civic engagement, particularly in resource-constrained environments. Asiya holds a master's degree in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley, where her master's project documented a community slum upgrade plan for the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, Kenya. In her free time, you can find Asiya on her bike or taking photos (though rarely at the same time). She loves the work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.